Definition of adorable in English:

adorable

adjective

  • Inspiring great affection or delight:

    ‘I have four adorable Siamese cats’
    • ‘Yeah, but people expect me to be all… quiet and sensitive and sweet and adorable.’
    • ‘She told me it was adorable… clothes for little girls and matching clothes for their dolls as well.’
    • ‘It is easy to let a Shih Tzu take advantage of you, particularly when it is so cute and adorable.’
    • ‘There were dozens of cats around, one or two of which were absolutely adorable.’
    • ‘They make him look so sweet and adorable and well, that's a total misconception if you really know Jake.’
    • ‘In the afternoon I go to see the zebras and check on the two new foals which were born just a few days ago - they're adorable.’
    • ‘Gillian showed me just a small sample of the many adorable letters and pictures they receive from children each year.’
    • ‘Then every now and then she sleeps on me or she cuddles me and purrs and nuzzles and she's totally adorable.’
    • ‘He's adorable, about two years old, part Maaori with a halo of light brown curls.’
    • ‘The Steiffe range has adorable teddy bear motifs down the legs of the shorts, or the arms of tops and as a logo on T-shirts.’
    • ‘They have a stunning house, two adorable children and a legion of supportive friends.’
    • ‘The kittens are absolutely adorable and it seems a shame that I can't get anyone to come out and take them away.’
    • ‘Lizzie was a most adorable and good person who possessed a caring and loving personality.’
    • ‘Well, for one thing, they are cute and adorable and are less active as compared to dogs.’
    • ‘It means I get to have the company of this adorable eccentric woman for longer.’
    • ‘Shari developed her talent and her mom thought her little angel was adorable in a tutu and tights!’
    • ‘Shy, charming and adorable, she bounded over to hug Nandita Das as soon as the actor walked in.’
    • ‘Not to worry - this adorable little guy is going to have no trouble finding fabulous new owners, I am sure.’
    • ‘For now, she's just a kitten, and one of the most adorable ones we've ever come across.’
    • ‘Jack was an adorable well-mannered, gentle boy who had an extraordinary presence that could light up a room.’
    lovable, appealing, charming, cute, sweet, enchanting, bewitching, captivating, engaging, endearing, dear, darling, precious, delightful, lovely, beautiful, attractive, gorgeous, winsome, winning, fetching, pleasing
    chocolate-box
    bonny
    adorbs
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Origin

Early 17th century (in the sense ‘worthy of divine worship’): from French, from Latin adorabilis, from the verb adorare (see adore).

Pronunciation:

adorable

/əˈdɔːrəb(ə)l/